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2016 OSA Board Retreat

 August 26th – 28th

Best Western Agate Beach Inn

3019 N Coast Hwy

Newport, OR 97365


Before each school year, OSA’s three boards and other interested students gather to learn skills, network, and strategize for the coming year of advocacy. Along with two long but rewarding days of training, workshops, and activities, the board retreat also includes the famous OSA beach bonfire.

The 2016 OSA Board Retreat will be held August 26th – 28th in Newport, Oregon at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn. Registration fees are $40.

Reserve your hotel rooms by Tuesday, July 26th by calling 541-265-9411 and asking to book rooms in the OSA Board Retreat block. Rates are $165 for a two queen room.


Oregon Student Association Board Retreat Agenda

August 26nd -28th 2016 | Newport, Oregon

A single occupancy gender inclusive restroom is located inside the pool area and to the left; a hotel key card is required to access this area.  Additionally an OSA staff room will be available for folks to utilize as a second gender inclusive restroom. Talk to OSA staff member Alex Golez.


Friday August 26th, 2016


12:00pm – 1:55pm                 Check in and Registration


2:00pm – 2:25pm                   Introduction, Ice Breaker, and Retreat Overview


2:30pm – 2:55pm                   What is OSA


3:00pm-4:20pm                     2016-17 Priorities Issues


4:30pm-5:50pm                     Tuition Advocacy


6:00pm-6:30pm                     Ballot Measure Presentation


6:30pm-7:30pm                     Dinner and Group Lobby Game


7:30pm-Onward                    Multiple options

  • 7:40pm-8:30pm: Caucus Spaces
    • People with Disabilities
    • PoC
    • LGBTQIA+


  • 7:30pm – 11:00pm: Open ended Activities


Saturday August 27rd, 2016


8:00am – 8:50am                   Breakfast


9:00am-10:20am                    Why We Vote and Lobby


10:20am-11:40am                  UTV


11:40am-11:50am                  Break (Wall Change)


11:50pm-1:10pm                   Workshop session 1


1:10pm-1:50pm                     Lunch


1:50pm-3:10pm                     Workshop Session 2


3:10pm-3:20pm                     Break (Wall Change)


3:20pm-4:30pm                     Intro to Lobbying

4:30pm-6:30pm                     Dinner


6:30pm-8:30pm                     Lobby Game and Debrief


8:30pm-11:00pm                  Activities


Sunday August 28th, 2016

8:00am – 8:50am                   Breakfast


9:00am – 10:20am                 Legislative Issue Tactic Breakouts


10:30am – 10:50am               Closing Remarks


11:00am-1:30pm                    Board Meetings


1:30pm-2:00pm                     Lunch


2:00pm-5:00pm                     General Assembly



Questions about the Oregon Student Association Board Retreat may be directed to Alex Golez at alex [AT] or 503-286-0477.